Andrew Tate Goes Viral With Stream Of ‘Outrageous’ Opinions

Andrew Tate
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Social media users all over the world are asking the same question at the moment – who exactly is Andrew Tate?

Nearly every other reel on Instagram and video on TikTok feature the divisive Tate, who holds little back in terms of sensitivity when expressing an opinion, prompting him to go viral.

For example, Metro reported this controversial tweet of Tate’s about the #MeToo movement: “S**ual harassment is disgusting and inexcusable. 

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“However, a man looking at you or whistling at you or asking your name isn’t harassment.”

He added: “Women have been exchanging s** for opportunity for a very long time. Some did this. Weren’t abused.

“If you put yourself in a position to be r**ed, you must bare some responsibility.”

35-year-old Tate started out as a professional kickboxer before branching out into entrepreneurialism, which is now the focus of his career.

He runs an online course in Modern Wealth Creation at ‘Hustlers University‘, which he founded.

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In a recent podcast interview, Tate claimed to be a trillionaire, which would make him considerably richer than the world’s richest man, Elon Musk, who has a net worth of $250billion.

He said: “I was broke for a long time. I made my first million when I was… say 27, and then I had 100 million by the time I was 31, 32. And then I became a trillionaire quite recently.”

British-American Tate had his Twitter account suspended in 2017 and his controversial tweets were deleted by the site, however, he returned to the platform earlier this year and his profile was verified.

In an interview with The Independent, he said: “I don’t agree with being banned, people get banned from Twitter all the time and make new profiles. 

“I’m not inciting violence, promoting terrorism or harassing anyone. This is censorship of free speech. I’ve never had specific tweets banned or been cautioned.”

While one single moment can’t be pinpointed as the reason behind him going viral, most clips in which he features are shared by thousands – many outraged by, or mocking, the content. 

He claims he offered Jake Paul $3million to fight him in 2020, which did whip up a frenzy online.

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He told The Fellas podcast: “I don’t dislike him, I understand him but I want to make something clear, I would still kick the living f*** out of Jake Paul.”

“I’m not some washed-up UFC fighter and I’m not smaller than him, I would beat the living s*** out of him and if he wants to fight I’ll fight him any day of the f***ing week. He’s very smart with his ‘I’m just a YouTuber angle’.

“I’m not some desperate guy at the end of his career who needs the money. I would dedicate my life [to training], treat him like a professional and I would destroy him like I’ve destroyed all of the professionals I have ever fought.”

When asked about the possibility of jumping in the ring with Tate, Paul replied: “I don’t know who that is.”

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Written by Cal Gaunt

Cal is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in writing trending and entertainment news. He previously worked as a news reporter at the Lancashire Telegraph and earned an NCTJ in Sports Journalism.